Research Assistant/Research Associate
Telephone:+44 (0)1223 748694
Natalia is a health services researcher with experience in both qualitative and qualitative research methods. She has a BSc in Psychology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and an MSc (Distinction) in International Business from the University of Birmingham (UK). She has recently submitted her PhD thesis at the University of Edinburgh, where she investigated the role of multilevel policy initiatives in promoting the earlier diagnosis of cancer.
Natalia joined the CanTest Collaborative in September 2019. CanTest investigates ways to develop and implement diagnostic tests into primary care. Natalia is particularly interested in early diagnosis research that can influence policy and tackle health inequalities.
Jorge R, Calanzani N, Freitas A, Nunes R, Sousa L. Preference for death at home and associated factors among older people in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Ciencia & saude coletiva. 2019;24(8):3001-12.
Cavers D, Calanzani N, Orbell S, Vojt G, Steele RJC, Brownlee L, et al. Development of an evidence-based brief ‘talking’ intervention for non-responders to bowel screening for use in primary care: Stakeholder interviews. BMC Family Practice. 2018;19(1)
Calanzani N, Cavers D, Vojt G, Orbell S, Steele RJC, Brownlee L, et al. Is an opportunistic primary care-based intervention for non-responders to bowel screening feasible and acceptable? A mixed-methods feasibility study in Scotland. BMJ Open. 2017;7(10)
Calanzani N, Weller D, Campbell C. The characteristics of national health initiatives promoting earlier cancer diagnosis among adult populations: A systematic review protocol. BMJ Open. 2017;7(7)
Calanzani N, Higginson IJ, Koffman J, Gomes B. Factors associated with participation, active refusals and reasons for not taking part in a mortality followback survey evaluating endof-life care. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(1)
Pivodic L, Harding R, Calanzani N, McCrone P, Hall S, Deliens L, et al. Home care by general practitioners for cancer patients in the last 3 months of life: An epidemiological study of quality and associated factors. Palliative Medicine. 2016;30(1):64-74.
Gomes B, Calanzani N, Koffman J, Higginson IJ. Is dying in hospital better than home in incurable cancer and what factors influence this? A population-based study. BMC Medicine. 2015;13(1)
Calanzani N, Moens K, Cohen J, Higginson I, Harding R, Deliens L, et al. Choosing care homes as the least preferred place to die: a cross-national survey of public preferences in seven European countries. BMC Palliative Care. 2014;13(1).
Daveson BA, Alonso JP, Calanzani N, Ramsenthaler C, Gysels M, Antunes B, et al. Learning from the public: citizens describe the need to improve end-of-life care access, provision and recognition across Europe. European Journal of Public Health. 2014;24(3):521-7.
Gomes B, Calanzani N, Higginson IJ. Benefits and costs of home palliative care compared with usual care for patients with advanced illness and their family caregivers. JAMA. 2014;311(10):1060-1.
Higginson IJ, Gomes B, Calanzani N, Gao W, Bausewein C, Daveson BA, et al. Priorities for treatment, care and information if faced with serious illness: A comparative population-based survey in seven European countries. Palliative Medicine. 2014;28(2):101-10.
Bausewein C, Calanzani N, Daveson BA, Simon ST, Ferreira PL, Higginson IJ, et al. ‘Burden to others’ as a public concern in advanced cancer: A comparative survey in seven European countries. BMC Cancer. 2013;13(1)
Daveson BA, Bausewein C, Murtagh FEM, Calanzani N, Higginson IJ, Harding R, et al. To be involved or not to be involved: A survey of public preferences for self-involvement in decision-making involving mental capacity (competency) within Europe. Palliative Medicine. 2013;27(5):418-27.
Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013;2016(6)
Harding R, Simms V, Calanzani N, Higginson IJ, Hall S, Gysels M, et al. If you had less than a year to live, would you want to know? A seven‐country European population survey of public preferences for disclosure of poor prognosis. Psycho‐Oncology. 2013;22(10):2298-305.
Gomes B, Calanzani N, Gysels M, Hall S, Higginson IJ. Heterogeneity and changes in preferences for dying at home: a systematic review. BMC Palliative Care. 2013;12
Higginson IJ, Sarmento VP, Calanzani N, Benalia H, Gomes B. Dying at home – Is it better: A narrative appraisal of the state of the science. Palliative Medicine. 2013;27(10):918-24.
Murtagh FEM, Groeneveld EI, Kaloki YE, Calanzani N, Bausewein C, Higginson IJ. Capturing activity, costs, and outcomes: The challenges to be overcome for successful economic evaluation in palliative care. Progress in Palliative Care. 2013;21(4):232-5.
Gomes B, Calanzani N, Higginson IJ. Reversal of the British trends in place of death: Time series analysis 2004-2010. Palliative Medicine. 2012;26(2):102-7.
Gomes B, Higginson IJ, Calanzani N, Cohen J, Deliens L, Daveson BA, et al. Preferences for place of death if faced with advanced cancer: a population survey in England, Flanders, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Annals of Oncology. 2012;23(8):2006-15.